Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1969-06-07
Miss Janis Joplin's vocals during Turn On Your Lovelight are first heard at 4:20. Most copies in circulation have a curious glitch, with Dark Star restarting after 12 seconds; this derives from a Beta Hi-Fi copy of 1st gen reels circulating in the early 90s.
Extraction retracking, editing and SHN encoding by A.J. Fink Dark Star restart patched using CDWAV & ADDAWAV and pitch resampled to a ratio of 95 using CoolEdit 96. Subsequent extraction and .shn encoding from audio and sector boundary verification by S. Kaplan.
Subject: They were gone
Subject: This show is highlighted in Rolling Stones article
Subject: great throughout
Stephen>Eleven's of '69 are WAY up there in the annals and this one is no exception.
From MAMU on sound quality lessens, great Love Light though..
Subject: Balling a what?
All the Jerry tunes very sweet! and Me and My Uncle has Bobby at his outlaw cowboy best.
Unless you have a time machine I can borrow ???
This deserves 5 stars!!!
Try those three opening acoustic numbers - especially the lovely mini-jam out of Mountains of the Moon...and the Dark Star treads along some sinister, paranoid ground....the Eleen has Jerry all over the frets.
Yes, there are some obvious source changes here, but the only real casualty is Me & My Uncle - it's so sharp and whining your ears will plead for the 'skip' button. So go ahead and get that Lovelight going!
Subject: Janis also in Doin' That Rag
Subject: Album Cover Art
Also, for everyone looking to download this, they're selling mp3s and FLACs on Wolfgang's Vault.
Subject: Early Accoustic/Rare Sitting on Top
Some of the best live Aoxom0xoa performances they did. A great Eleven Jam.
And looking forward and looking back. Looking forward towards getting away from the focus on psychedelia of '67 and '68 to the new song-oriented Aoxomoxoa material, and a bit of Workingmans. But also back to some of the songs of '66: Sitting on Top of the World and Cold Rain and Snow. (Me and my Uncle is actually from '66 as well.)
TC on Keyboards. Pigpen is absent until the end. This is a very Jerry-focused show. And he's in fine form.
Subject: Hey Icculus166
Subject: where can i download it at?
Subject: Classic !
Subject: Spectacularly Underrated Gem!
The DS in particular is very unique, someone else mentioned the weird energy in the beginning with the double stops; from there the jam just ebbs and flows intensely, building into a blinding crescendo just before the second verses. what an amazing version! you've gotta here it. the Eleven is also very hot, and the Sittin' is a candidate for a best-ever version; jer leads RAGE!!
don't forget the first ever dire wolf; a nice subdued acoustic performance very different from later versions...
i could go on all day about this one, just listen for Christ sakes!
Subject: this is the best
Subject: Dire Wolf
I guess the bottom line is that Dick's site raises more questions than it answers. So, while I'd like to trust the guy just because of who he is, his site raises more questions than it answers.
Having said all that, the show seems excellent -- an old, late generation tape, and not nearly as crisp & present as many others of its vintage, but the playing and the presence of Janis make it a must-have, IMO.
Subject: William Tell Bridge
Vocals sound awesome on the Eleven, just beautiful and inspired.
lovelight's a jewel.
1. Why isn't this a Dicks pick?
2. Are there any other sources available?
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does anybody know of a show a couple days before or after this show where Elvin bishop sitting in FOR Jerry? just curious.
Bear (no relation)
Subject: Re: Date Doubts
Subject: J. Joplin/Dead -- Love Light
Two years after this performance, that wonderful voice was gone... followed by Pigpen's soon after.
Subject: date doubts?
Subject: Dire Wolf
Subject: have tape
email me at drumscymbals@yahoo. com if interested.
I'd be willing to give it to archive.org
Subject: I've said it before...
Subject: Janis Joplin + Pigpen = ......
WE LOVE YOU.
Subject: A hard-working Dark Star
The interplay in the band is tight and they're all clearly listening hard to each other. The dynamics shift nicely and often. Though it's not at all spacey, it's as close as the Dead get to actual jazz without playing be-bop standards. A good, honest version.
Subject: Beware, degraded SBD.
Subject: First ever...
Subject: Different sources?!?
HOWEVER, is disc 2 (Me & My Uncle and Lovelight) from a different source?!? Uncle sounds digi-staticy, and the lovelight sounds like a multiple generation analog source...
Subject: Live with Janis